Special Issue "Factors Affecting Composition of Cow, Goat, Sheep, Buffalo and Camel Milk"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Dairy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Lenka Vorlová
Guest Editor
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palacky Avenue, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
Interests: milk hygiene and technology; milk composition; nutritional importance of milk and dairy products; relationship of physico-chemical parameters and botanical origin with honey quality
Prof. Dr. Oto Hanuš
Guest Editor
Dairy Research Institute s.r.o. Ke Dvoru 12a, 160 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: dairy cow production disorders; milk composition and properties; milk secretion disorders; milk yield; breeder factors; milk quality assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Milk is one of the best-balanced foods, making it an excellent food. Dairy products occupy an exceptional place among food products. The range of products is increased by the use of individual milk components separately. Uniquely, especially in fermented dairy products, the biological value of the original raw material increases and shifts many of these products to the category of “functional foods”.

In this Special Issue of Foods, we encourage the submission of manuscripts related to the management, dietary factors and post-milking and processing factors affecting  composition of cow, goat, sheep, buffalo and camel milk. We invite both original research and review articles in particular focusing on biologically active components (e.g., natural antimicrobial substances, vitamins) and other important components of milk. Works focused on modern methodological aspects of these components will also benefit. Scientific studies dealing with milk intolerance and dairy products belonging to the field of special nutrition are also welcome.

The aim of this Special Issue is to demonstrate, on the basis of scientific evidence, the necessity of the consumption of milk and dairy products, and to deny a number of false claims.


Prof. Dr. Lenka Vorlová
Prof. Dr. Oto Hanuš
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • composition of milk
  • composition of goat, sheep, buffalo and camel milk
  • heat treatment
  • vitamins
  • methods
  • biologically active components
  • management
  • dietary factors
  • post-milking
  • processing factors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.


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